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Befikre - Movie Review

December 10, 2016

Verdict - "Couldn't care less about this film!"

Directed by Aditya Chopra, Befikre starring Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor is a romantic-comedy primarily focused on the two lead characters of Dharam (a stand-up comic from Delhi) and Shyra (a tour guide in Paris who has an Indian origin). As the story advances, we get to discover their relationship, breakup, and reunion in a series of scenes filled with french kisses, double dates and a whole lot of absurd ridiculousness. 

Established within a basic plot that we've seen before in a bunch of other romantic films, the storyline of the film starts to burn out rapidly after its launch and progresses in a direction which was predictable and finds an easy way out in the climax. The chief characters were juvenile, adolescent and generally not well established by the writers of the film.  As a result, as an audience member, I found it quite difficult to care or support these individuals in their passage of finding a fitting life-partner.

Apart from its general issues with the plot and characters, the performances from the cast elevated from average to decent. Ranveer Singh did his best to entertain with his witty personality and managed to be an engaging presence in the film. Vaani Kapoor, although her hard work was clearly visible in terms of acting and physique was obviously unappealing to watch. Sounds rude, but a bit more effort from the hair and makeup department or from the cameraman could've helped.

On the whole, Befikre was masterfully shot in fine-looking locations, had catchy songs and was partly amusing. But, did it set new boundaries to our mainstream films and proved to be a game-changer? I should say no. The lack of development in the characters and the storyline was purely noticeable, therefore, we get a two-hour long lackluster product which was easily forgettable and mind-numbing.

My Rating - 1.5/5
Grade - D+ (A hangover!)
-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

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